CIRCE Imaginative Education (IE): Activities & Insights

The Key to Rethinking School This Year: Your Imagination

By Michelle McKay Michelle McKay is a PhD student at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (University of Toronto) in Curriculum and Pedagogy and is a teacher with the Peel District School Board in Ontario (@MsMichelleMcKay).   For educators around the world, this school year will be another ‘unprecedented’ experience as education continues to […]Read More

CIRCE Imaginative Educational Leadership (IEL)

Leading With An Imaginative Mindset Through A Pandemic: Being Networked

By Jonathan Sclater (Principal, MEd in Imaginative Education, @jonathansclater) Welcome back to my 4-part series imaginative series on Imaginative Leadership, this is part 2 of 4. Over the course of this 4-part imaginative series, I will introduce and explain the following attributes I believe necessary to develop one’s Imaginative Mindset: being adaptable, networked, hopeful, and […]Read More

CIRCE Imaginative Educational Leadership (IEL)

Parking: The Imaginable (or Unimaginable) Final Frontier

By Craig Mah Craig Mah is a District Principal in SD43 (Coquitlam), Imaginative Schools Network Member and #BCEdChat co-moderator (@craigmah). Do you see your dentist patrolling the parking lot at their office? How about your banker standing outside directing traffic? Leadership programs and district procedures do not address all the situations that a principal will encounter […]Read More

CIRCE Imaginative Educational Leadership (IEL)

Leading With An Imaginative Mindset Through A Pandemic: Being Adaptable

By Jonathan Sclater (Principal, MEd in Imaginative Education, @jonathansclater) The sudden and immediate disruption to our daily routines with the onset of the COVID-19 global pandemic has required all of us to prioritize what is most important and essential. At the forefront of this conversation is the well-being of our families and education of our […]Read More

CIRCE Imaginative Educational Leadership (IEL)

EDvent, An Event For Educators

By Rose Pillay (K-12 independent schools’ educational consultant, @rosepillay1) EDvent launched in 2016 as a networking party for educators. Hosted on a school night, EDvent is an interlude for imagination. From the selfie-wall and self-serve candy bar to the shared appetizers and door prizes, the ticketed event aims to create a fun, friendly and festive […]Read More

CIRCE Imaginative Educational Leadership (IEL)

Building Relationships in Leadership: Empathy and Imagination

By Courtney Robertson (Vice-Principal, MEd in Imaginative Education) I moved into administrative leadership at a relatively young age. I was a new mother, completing graduate work, when a conversation with my Principal shifted my career. This leader led with grace, thoughtfulness, and kindness. She made hard decisions that were educationally sound, and was not one […]Read More

Art Projects CIRCE

The Boundaries of Imagination

By Holly B.F. Warren (Atelierista and creator of the Think Tank) What are the boundaries of our imagination? Is it how far we can stretch it? Is it an area, a territory, an expanse or a dot in search of other dots to join with? Is it a line that moves and fluctuates? A block, a maze […]Read More